Episode 10: What if...businesses lead by 'power with' instead of by 'pocketbook'?
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What if....businesses lead by 'power with' instead of by 'pocketbook'? with Mary Tidlund, Speaker, Author, Philanthropic Coach 

Top Takeaways: 

6:05: Mary's personal journey leading from the pocketbook to leading from the heart. She shares the honest vulnerability required of her journey to support the philanthropic empowerment work she continues to do today. 

6:58: We lead often without knowing that we are leading 

8:17: When presented with a very humbling experience, we can choose to dig deep and tap into our moral compass. These experiences allow us to look at who we are and what we really want to be in this world. 

11:23: Mary's definition of "rebel" and what this means within the oil industry. Often involves not being concerned with other's watching what you're doing because of the focus on the impact of what you are doing. There's no need to try to fit in, so it's those who are really considered "norm disruptors." 

14:28: The power highlighted when a business actively engages and supports the community they live and work in. 

15:33 - 16:35: The diverse education and work experience of the company Mary, along with three other co-founders, founded in the late 1980's succeeded because there was a culture of respect for everyone and what they all brought. This respect for the individual allowed for greater adaptability. Three steps for doing this include: 

  • Listen to where the person is coming from 
  • Learn their language (how they communicate and what's important to them) 
  • Respect them for who they are 

17:58 - 21:31: "Power with" model that Mary uses with her philanthropic goals and successes. The key is to align with partners who share your values and you are committed to the goal and not having power over another.  

25:28: Hear Mary''s answer to what if...businesses realized that they are people too? 

Connect with Mary online: 

Website: www.marytidlund.com 

LinkedIn: Mary Tidlund 

Find Mary's book, Memoirs of a Wildcat: 

Online: https://www.marytidlund.com/bookstore-1 

Shelf Life Books, Calgary: 1302 4 Street S.W. 

Cafe Books, Canmore: 100, 826 Main Street

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